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First Watch Office at Fearn 1998 (© Bruce Symonds)
Royal Navy Fearn airfield control tower, HMS Owl
Airfield Today:
Agriculture
Tower Type:
1. Watch Office for Fighter Satellite Stations 17658/40
2. Naval 3 storey Control Tower 3860/42 with Air Watch Office
Tower:
1. Derelict
2. Derelict (class C listed building), for sale with planning permission to be converted into a house. Details here
Other Buildings:
Not known
History:
Opened as a satellite to Tain.
15/07/1942 Transferred to the Royal Navy as HMS Owl, a torpedo training school.
22/03/1943 to 06/1943, No. 747 Squadron formed here with Barracudas, moved to Inskip.
29/02/44 to 28/06/44, No. 841 Squadron.
05/44 to 10/44, 747 Sq
uadron returned.
07/44 to 11/44, 717 Sq
uadron formed here, moved to Rattray.
08/44 to 10/44, 714 Sq
uadron re-formed here, moved to Rattray.
11/44 to 04/45, 837 Sq
uadron.
03/45 to 07/45, 816 Sq
uadron.
04/45 to 08/45, 817 Sq
uadron.
07/45 to 08/45, 736 Sq
uadron with Seafires.
11/45 to 05/46, 860 Squadron.
12/45 to 03/1946, 708 Sq
uadron, Firebrand Tactical Trials Unit.
Royal Navy Fearn airfield control tower, HMS Owl
1998 (© Roy Keen)
Royal Navy Fearn airfield control tower, HMS Owl
Airfield:
Royal Naval Air Station, Fleet Air Arm, Torpedo Training School
Opened:
/1941
Closed:
02/07/1946
ID Code:
?
USAAF Station:
N/A
Runways:
3x - tarmac
Hangars:
1x - 125' x 185', 2x - 66' x 75', 30- 60' x 70'
County:
Ross-shire, Scotland
Location:
8 miles NE of Invergordon
OS Ref:
NH842758
Links:
Control tower for sale
©:
Photographs © copyright as stated
Royal Navy Fearn airfield control tower, HMS Owl
1998 (© Bruce Symonds)
2003 (© Bruce Symonds)
Royal Navy Fearn airfield control tower, HMS Owl
Fighter Satellite Watch Office and Naval control tower at Fearn 2002 (©)
Royal Navy Fearn airfield control tower, HMS Owl
RN FEARN airfield + control tower = www.controltowers.co.uk © robert truman 2003 -
- Fearn - updated 27/07/2017 -